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What Are the Signs That I Need a Boiler Replacement?

The middle of winter in Alaska is not the time or place for a boiler to kick the bucket. Be proactive and get yours replaced before you’re in a tight spot! Here are the signs that your boiler may be close to giving up the ghost. 1. Your Boiler is Over 15 Years Old Age…

What Are the Signs That I Need a Furnace Replacement?

A new furnace is a big investment. How do you know if your current system needs an update or if it could carry on for a few more years? Here are 7 signs you may need a furnace replacement. 1. Your Furnace Is Getting Old The average lifespan of a furnace is 15-20 years. If…

7 Ways to Get Your Furnace Ready for Winter

This morning was a chilly one, Alaska! Did you wake up to a cold house this morning or were you ready for the temperature to drop? It’s that time of year where we’re all kicking our furnaces back on and crossing our fingers, hoping they start successfully. Here are some ways you can get your…

Why Is Indoor Air Quality So Important?

If you live in Alaska chances are you’ve heard an ad or two about getting your ducts clean. What’s the big fuss all about? Indoor air quality. Over the last several years, the EPA has consistently ranked indoor air pollution among the top five environmental risks to public health. Worried about the levels of outdoor…

Here’s Why You Should Have an Air Conditioner in Alaska

If there is anything these past couple weeks have shown us, it’s that Alaska is not immune to hot temperatures. Last Thursday, the 4th of July, Alaskans were celebrating their freedom by keeping cool in local lakes and backyard kiddie pools while the sun blazed. Meanwhile, in Anchorage, a high temperature record was being broken…

How to Clear a Clogged Drain in 7 Easy Ways | Part II

Tired of a slow-draining sink or swimming in the shower? Try these tips for clearing a clogged drain! In Part I of our series, we gave you ideas for how to use common, kitchen ingredients and special tools to clean out your pipes. In Part II, we discuss options that use chemicals as well as…

How to Clear a Clogged Drain in 7 Easy Ways | Part I

Is your kitchen or bathroom sink draining slowly? Are you standing in water up to your ankles in the shower? If so, it may be time to address the clog that has been festering in your pipes. There are several things you can try to clear a clogged drain before calling the plumber. Take a…

Sneezing Your Way Through Spring? Get Your HVAC Cleaned

It’s Spring break-up season in Alaska. At this time each year, many of us are reminded of our allergies which lay dormant during the winter months. Fits of sneezing, bouts of coughing, and runny noses may make us almost wish the snow would return! Almost. There is one thing you can do for your Spring…

Cut Your Heating Costs with These Quick Tips! – Part II

Spring may have sprung, but experienced Alaskans know that we still have at least one more heavy snow to come before winter finally kicks the bucket. Last month, we discussed ways to cut heating costs by adjusting your windows and doors and modifying your heating system. Today, we’re going to cover even more heating bill…

Cut Your Heating Costs with These Quick Tips! – Part I

The sun is coming up earlier and earlier every day, but we still have a few months left before summer. It’s never too late to start thinking about how you can cut heating costs! We have compiled a list of all of the heating bill hacks we know. Enjoy part I of our series! Our…